Butterfly Bait

Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard.

Today, the first bait-taker arrived.

A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail showed up and flitted from flower to flower, gathering both nectar for nourishment and a coating of pollen on his legs.

This fellow must have been fairly fresh from the cocoon, judging from his bright coloring and his un-nipped tails.

And now, I am hoping he flies off and tells all of his butterfly friends of this wonderful place to feast.

I love taking pictures of these beauties, and then I love looking at the pictures and seeing the details that you might otherwise miss due to the distance and the constant motion.

Stay tuned…butterfly season has begun!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of Godโ€™s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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24 Responses to Butterfly Bait

  1. H.J. for avian101 says:

    My butterfly bush in front of my porch will be flowering soon! You’re lucky! Great shots, Kathy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jodi says:

    such beautiful captures!!!

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Your endeavors certainly paid handsome dividends!

  4. Mama Duck says:

    Wow these are so special and beautiful๐Ÿฆ‹!

  5. fotosbykarin says:

    Gorgeous photos, love it

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Gorgeous Zinnias and butterflies!! ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹ Always enjoy seeing your butterfly photos, Kathy!! ๐Ÿ’•

  7. Sharon Mann says:

    This is perfection!

  8. What crystal clear shots. I have seen a couple of swallow tails in my garden attracted by the fennel for egg laying.

  9. M.B. Henry says:

    Stunning photos!

  10. Mags says:

    Terrific captures of the beautiful butterfly and zinnia. Hugs

  11. lindasschaub says:

    What beauties – the bloom and the butterfly.

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